• ASU signs high school linebacker

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas State University football team has announced the signing of a high school linebacker from Georgia. ASU Coach Bryan Harsin announced Monday that Troy Wyche of Riverdale, Ga., has signed with the Red Wolves. Wyche is 6-foot-1-inch, 215 pound outside linebacker …

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  • Presley, Lovins, Runyan win at Newport drag

    NEWPORT — David Presley won the Street stock division, and Gene Lovins and William Runyan won the Footbrake and Superpro divisions, respectively, Sunday at the Newport Dragstrip. Steve Mark Simpson finished second in the street stock class. Don Stitcher finished second among the Footbrake competitors. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30, 2013.

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  • Harper begins rehab assignment

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper played his first minor league rehab game Tuesday night for Class-A Potomac, going one for one with a double, a walk and a run scored as Potomac defeated Myrtle Beach 7-5. Last year’s National League Rookie …

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  • UCLA defeats Miss. State 8-0, wins first College World Series

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When UCLA’s baseball players went to the weight room for workouts, there were reminders all around about what their program lacked. Every other sport at the famed school had at least one national championship recognized on the wall. “We’ve got to …

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  • Reporters question sparks comment from Williams

    LONDON (AP) — A reporter wanted to know whether Serena Williams contemplates adding more variety to her power-based game. She did not take kindly to the question’s premise. “I don’t only play hard tennis. Maybe if you want to get out there, I can show …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs this morning, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from the player’s …

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  • Berry pickin’ time

    As the sun barely peaked over the Gravelly Spur, Grandma Kitty walked from the spring with a pail of milk. They kept milk and cheese in the cold waters of Frogleg Creek to keep them cold. As she walked towards the porch and the sun’s …

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  • Catholic school incisive, not divisive

    I don’t know what President Obama was thinking. Speaking in Northern Ireland last week, he said Catholic schools are divisive: “If towns remain divided, if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear …

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  • Blueway title seen as a federal ‘land grab’

    The White River was designated a National Blueway on Jan. 9 and it is only recently being learned by local public officials who are scrambling to figure out what it means for their communities before the deadline for public comments expires on July 9. According …

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  • Death under investigation

    CAVE CITY — The crime lab will determine the cause of death for a 27-year-old Cave City man. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said dispatch was notified Friday around 7:31 p.m. by a female caller who said she was riding in a vehicle with Christopher …

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  • Arson’s fire extinguished

    A fire on Jamestown Road may have been the result of a former romantic relationship. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody was dispatched to 25 Jamestown Road around 4:10 a.m. Sunday in reference to a fire near a vehicle. Moody advised dispatch to page out the …

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